July 02, 2012
Recently in April a proposed delay to the implementation of ICD-10 was announced. 10/01/2014 has been put forward as the date that we will all need to be ready and there have been many views on what this now means for the everyday coder. However, one fact remains the same. With the greater specificity that comes with the plethora of codes in ICD-10, a more advanced understanding of the body systems, diseases and disease processes and anatomy is a must for everyone. We all need a good brush-up every now and again and this book provides an excellent opportunity to do so right now with an emphasis on the future.
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10-CM/PCS is divided into two sections, one for ICD-10-CM and the other for ICD-10-PCS. The ICD-10-CM provides an overview of the guidelines and coding conventions for diagnosis coding and the ICD-10-PCS sections provides an overview of procedure coding. As you proceed further into each sections chapters youll find that each chapter includes objectives, an overview, anatomical structure and physiological functions, a comparison between the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding guidelines, common diseases, disorders, injuries/conditions, a series of questions based upon the information just learned and a chapter quiz for self evaluation. Answers are also provided at the end of each chapter.
Also included in an Appendix that contains the ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines that provides additional instructions on general reporting, conventions and chapter specific guidelines.
While it appears that 2014 is very far away, its important to note that an excellent understanding of anatomy and physiology is important on every level today as well as in the future. Also equally important is the collaboration between the healthcare provider and coder to achieve accurate code assignment and documentation to report diseases and procedures. Starting now to create good communication and habits is essential for a smooth transition into ICD-10 and by using this Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10-CM/PCS to raise your level of awareness of ICD-10 requirements will serve you now as well as then.
Title: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10-CM/PCS Published: Contexo Media, a division of Access Intelligence Price: Print version: $159.95 Downloadable version: $159.95 Website: www.codingbooks.com